Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. fathergod

    fathergod said, 12 months ago

    Here comes Arlo and Janis to the rescue! They’ll be there showing them how to plant a successful garden

  2. Tesla Roadster 181

    Tesla Roadster 181 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    The text in the last panel is confusing to me. I’m no grammar expert (nor Nazi), but I’m reading it as future tense — something that they’ll do in the future will land them in the fire from the frying pan.

    Did Mr. Johnson perhaps make a mistake? To my mind, if the text were changed to either “Gus said we’d be jumping …” or to “Gus says we’re jumping …”, then it’d make more sense.

    Not a big deal, but it caused me mentally “trip” and get distracted from what I expect was intended to be the punch line.

  3. knittyditty

    knittyditty said, 12 months ago

    @Tesla Roadster 181

    It’s a Southern thang! You wouldn’t understand.

  4. Q4horse

    Q4horse said, 12 months ago

    This is what happens to any small farmer that dares to defy Monsanto.

  5. the old professor

    the old professor GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Tesla Roadster – I think it might mean “We would be jumping from the frying pan into the fire” – if we switched to the restaurant business. (That’s what I thought when I read it anyway!)

  6. doublepaw

    doublepaw said, 12 months ago

    Seems to me it means if they switched from the restaurant business which they are in to farming they would be jumping into the fire.

  7. 1MadHat

    1MadHat said, 12 months ago


    I’m from Chicago, and didn’t have any problem understanding them.

  8. Manhunter808

    Manhunter808 said, 12 months ago

    Tesla Roadster 181.. if you’re asking about the tense change, in the present, Gus says to them, in reference to a future event (they would be jumping…) The expression is an old one meaning going from a hot frying pan (on the stove) into the fire of the burner heating it … sort of like going from bad to worse, but certainly not to better.

  9. Manhunter808

    Manhunter808 said, 12 months ago

    P.S. I’m from Chicago, too.

  10. junieb

    junieb said, 12 months ago

    Gene looks like Shaggy from the Scooby Doo cartoons.

  11. Varnes

    Varnes said, 12 months ago

    Yeah, I think he was talking about going back in the restaurant business……And I think Gene looks great…..What’s wrong with a beard and long hair?

  12. Varnes

    Varnes said, 12 months ago

    Manhunt, Chicago is a great town…..

  13. Varnes

    Varnes said, 12 months ago

    Mad Hat Manhunt, Chicago is a great town…

  14. Davepostmp

    Davepostmp said, 12 months ago


    Yeah, they talk funny down there.

  15. david_42

    david_42 said, 12 months ago

    My wife has gone nuts with the garden. She’s never owned a house before, so the learning curve is steep. Too many tomatoes, rats got the corn and the squashes are HUGE.

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